Many demographic questions were suggested to the committee for inclusion in the questionnaire. There is interest in adding gender options to the questionnaire allowing individuals to self identify as transsexual. There was also interest in gathering more data about academic preparation of S/T librarians such as the discipline of their undergraduate and any graduate degrees held in addition to the master's degree in library science.
The 2007 committee recommends maintaining continuity in the selection of topics to obtain longitudinal data about trends in the interests of S/T librarians while still leaving opportunity for hot topics to emerge.
2007 STS Continuing Education SurveyTell us about yourself.1. Where do you work? Academic library Corporate library Government library Public library Other2. Years since receiving your master's degree in library science Less than 3 3-5 years 5-10 years More than 10 years3. Gender Male Female4. What professional organizations are you a member of? ALA ACRL STS ASEE ELD SLA STD Other (please specify)5. How would you prefer to receive continuing education? Credit courses – distance Credit courses traditional E-mail tutorials In-person workshops Mentors National conference/Pre-conference workshops Teleconferences Web based information Other (please specify)6. Please indicate how interested you are in learning more about the following topics.; Choices are 1 "least interested" to 5 "very interested". "No answer" or "not applicable" option is on the far right, beyond "very interested." Advocacy, generating awareness of library services Enhancing access to full text through Google Scholar Building and utilizing institutional repositories Managing archival rights Keeping current with technology, Web 2.0, blogs, listservs, RSS, pod casts, etc. Managing and utilizing usage statistics Evaluating existing services/developing new services Copyright in the electronic age Collaboration between faculty and librarian Library instruction, assessment and surveys Federated searching Invisible web Informatics Alternative publishing models and the cost of serials Designing Web tutorials Professional advancement Consortial collaboration Future of reference, e-mail, chat, IM, other new technologies. Improving document delivery services Management skills, budgeting, personnel recruiting, training, and evaluation, etc. Collection development, print and electronic resources Future roles for libraries and librarianship Library as place Patent and trademark sources, searching, etc.7. Did rating the pre-selected topics jog your memory about other topics of interest? If so, enter them here: 8. Do you have any other suggestions for provision of continuing education opportunities? If so, enter them here:
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